What do I do with my storm debris – and when?

Damage assessments play a critical role in how local governments respond and recover from events.   While everyone’s first response is to start the cleanup, these assessments are important in determining the needs of our community as a whole.  For the county to get an accurate idea of the amount of damage that is storm-related, we ask that you hold your debris while keeping materials separated until the county has had time to perform the initial assessments.  Separation categories include vegetative debris, construction & demolition debris, electronics, household trash, appliances & metal, household hazardous waste, etc.  North Carolina has several landfill bans in place for many of these items.  Having the items separated is key in making sure we uphold the law and safety of all our emergency responders.  If you do decide to haul your storm-related debris to the landfill prior to the assessments, normal tipping fees and long lines are likely.

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1. Will Brunswick County cut off my water? If so, when?
2. If I evacuate, should I turn off my water?
3. Will my grinder tank fill up during a storm?
4. If the power stays out for an extended period after a storm, will it affect my grinder pump?
5. What if I use a generator?
6. Will my grinder pump “dead head” (be incapable of pumping) due to high pressures in the system during a storm event?
7. What do I do with my storm debris – and when?